Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance Announces the Launch of the Alliance Coaching Experience

Bloomington, Ind. — The Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance (HEFWA) has announced the launch of the Alliance Coaching Experience (ACE). ACE is an opportunity for individual members of the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance to be partnered with an experienced coach to help them improve their practice in the field of financial wellness. The experience is entered around a one-on-one mentor/mentee experience, coaches and mentees will have regular meetings to help individuals continue to grow and reach individuals’ goals.

Through an initial application process marketed to attendees of the 2019 Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit, nine mentees were selected from a variety of institutional types across the United States for the inaugural cohort of ACE. Coaches were assigned to each mentee based on the needs identified by the individual mentee in their application. Topics of interest included: gaining institutional buy-in, building collaborative relationships, best practices for training peer educators, serving underrepresented populations, and more. 

The ACE program is the first of its kind to assist in the development of financial wellness practitioners, and programs around the country.  As the number of financial wellness programs around the country continues to grow, HEFWA hopes to expand ACE to provide additional opportunities for seasoned professionals to share their experiences with newer professionals in the field of financial wellness.  

For More Information:

More information about the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance, as well as the Alliance Coaching Experience, will be provided  through periodic updates to the HEFWA list-serv, and an upcoming webinar on September 16th  hosted by Phil Schuman, HEFWA Executive Director and Advisory Committee Chair, and Bryan Ashton, HEFWA Managing Director regarding the current state and future plans for HEFWA. Sign up for the webinar here.

About the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance

Mission:

The Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance is a network of professionals dedicated to bringing together post-secondary organizations to inform national conversations that impact the financial wellness field, public policy, and educational support services.

Vision:

The Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance will be the premier forum for conversations related to financial wellness in higher education.  Through programming, policy, and research, the Alliance will scale impactful solutions and further the national discussion to assist campuses in developing financial wellness for students to support responsible college financing, remove barriers to degree completion, and provide lifelong skills for economic prosperity.


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